Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand
The Professional Voice of Pharmacy
Ko te reo karanga o te roopu Kaitiaki Rongoa

Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is a professional membership based association representing the pharmacy profession.

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Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) announces the new “Sir Graeme Douglas Leadership Award”

18 May 2018

This award recognises the encouragement and mentorship given to young pharmacists by Sir Graeme Douglas during his lifetime. Sir Graeme was a Gold Medallist and Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society.

This is an annual award open to individual pharmacist members who have been registered for 10 years or less and who can show outstanding potential as future leaders in the profession.

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PSNZ comments on proposed Integrated Pharmacist Services in the Community Agreement (IPSCA)

28 Mar 2018

The District Health Boards of New Zealand are conducting a consultation on a proposal to offer a new evergreen contract for community pharmacy services as part of the implementation of the Pharmacy Action Plan. The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand fully supports the implementation of the Pharmacy Action Plan but has reservations about the proposed Integrated Pharmacist Services in the Community Agreement (IPSCA).

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Drug Addiction Programme August 2018 - On Demand

Due to popular demand, the Drug Addiction Programme will be re-run in the second half of the year! Register now!

Learn about the epidemiology of misuse and dependence of substances in NZ and internationally, the diagnostic features of addiction, the overlap between mental health and addiction. Also learn about the epidemiology of OTC medication, illicit substances and patterns of prescription drug misuse and dependence, options for referral, treatment and more!

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Substance Impaired Driving - On Demand

We all know about the risks of driving while drinking alcohol or taking illegal substances while driving. However prescription medication can also affect a persons ability to drive safely. Many people are not aware of the risks associated with driving while on prescription medication such as analgesics, antidepressants, antihistamines, heart medication e.g. beta blockers, anti-epileptics and anti-psychotics.

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How dense are you? How to asses and treat osteoporosis - Live Webinar

Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds. Pharmacists can play a key role in educating patients about the management of osteoporosis to help reduce the risk of fractures.

Join this live webinar presented by Dr Anna Fenton to learn about the importance of osteoporosis as a medical problem, the risk and benefits of osteoporosis therapies, particularly the bisphosphonate and much more. To update your knowledge on the management of osteoporosis, enrol in this course now!

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